- 1966 Gillette TTO (Delta Echo refurbish)
- Stirling Sharp Dressed Man Soap
- Sharp Dressed Man Aftershave
- Stirling Kong Brush
- Ladas Blades
It seems like it has been quite some time since I have written here. To paraphrase Doug Stone, I’ve been too busy being in love to write. Not to worry though. I hope to be back to posting at least weekly.
Since my girlfriend was out of town for a few days. I decided to let my face rest while she was gone. When I was getting ready for our date, I had about 3.5 days of growth. I had never used these blades prior to this shave, so I was somewhat concerned about irritation. Luckily, those fears turned out to be unwarranted.
I bloomed this soap, which is something I rarely do. I loaded the brush for approximately 45 seconds, and that was more than enough soap to whip up an amazing lather. This soap lathered beautifully, as every Stirling soap. I had to add some extra water while building the lather. I think I shook out too much before loading. The scent of this soap is hard to describe. It is masculine, yet there are some “soapy” notes. It is a great scent, though, just unexpected at first. The performance of the aftershave was great, as well. I was left feeling soft and smooth.
The biggest surprise of this shave was the blades. These blades went through my beard like they were nothing. There was no tugging or pulling. I was left with a BBS shave, no irritation at all. When I applied the alcohol-based splash, there was no sting at all; only the cooling sensation of the alcohol. For a brief moment, I thought I had grabbed a bottle of witch hazel. These blades have taken a spot as my go-to daily blades.